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Major prophet

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The Major Prophets is a grouping of books in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. These books are centred around a prophet, who is also traditionally regarded as the author of the respective book. The term "major" refers to their length, in distinction from the Twelve Minor Prophets, whose books are much shorter and grouped together as a single book in the Hebrew Bible.

The books in order of their occurrence in Christian Old Testament is:

The Hebrew Bible includes the Books of Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel among the Nevi'im (Prophets) but places Lamentations and Daniel among the Ketuvim (Writings). Baruch (including the Letter of Jeremiah) are not part of the Hebrew Bible.

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